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Pleated Crochet Baby Cardigan | Free Pattern

free pleated crochet baby cardigan pattern

make a crochet cardigan for your baby with this easy to follow free crochet baby cardigan pattern. it has a beautiful pleated detailing.

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Learn to crochet the pleated baby cardigan with this easy to follow free crochet baby cardigan pattern.

DESIGN

This is the third crochet baby cardigan pattern that I have designed. The first is the easy peasy crochet baby cardigan and the second one is the textured baby cardigan.

The crochet pleated baby cardigan is a very simple pattern, as it makes use of simple crochet stitches. It is worked top down. The pleated detail adds a lot of beauty to it, and what’s more? The pleats do not require any sewing! Yes they are no sew crochet pleats. There is a video tutorial to help with explaining the pleats better.

ELEGANT AND COZY

This crochet baby cardigan pattern is the definition of elegance. The crochet pleats gives the baby cardigan some kind of girly beauty and elegance.

It is also super cozy, it promise to keep your little princess warm all year round.

YARN

I used about 200g of milk cotton yarn. It’s a soft acrylic yarn. Its perfect for crocheting baby items. You can use any Light worsted weight yarn of your choice to make your own pleated baby girl cardigan.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

I love the different shades of this pleated baby cardigan that has been made by my testers. You can make yours in one colour or use variegated yarn or even scrap yarn. Just like the one below.

SIMPLICITY

The whole crochet baby cardigan is worked in Double Crochet and use a bit of other crochet stitches like Single Crochet. The pleat is no sew, so you can be sure to get this crochet baby cardigan perfectly right. It also has a simple crochet edging that adds to its beauty.

SIZES

The pleated crochet baby cardigan pattern contains instructions for four sizing options which are 0-6(6-12,12-18,18-24) months.

This blog post however contains instructions for size 0-6 months in both US and UK terms. Please scroll to the bottom if you prefer to make it in UK terms. If you would like to make this easy crochet baby cardigan in bigger sizes, you can find the Ad-free printable PDF pattern in my Ravelry, Etsy, Ko-fi and Lovecrafts stores.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

If you prefer video tutorial or you would like to view how the pleats are made, you can watch the step by step tutorial to learn how to make this beginner crochet baby cardigan above.

Also watch more crochet video tutorials on my YouTube Channel. Subscribe and turn on notification, so that you get notified when I release new crochet video tutorials. Happy crocheting!

PDF PATTERN

If you prefer to work offline, or if you will like to support my work,purchase the Ad-free printable PDF version, including all photo tutorials on Ralvery, LoveCrafts, Ko-fi and Etsy.

Save this pattern to your Ralvery favorite here.

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Materials:

4.0 mm crochet hook

Light worsted weight yarn – 2-3 (100g) balls

Stitch markers (Optional)

Yarn needle

5 pieces of 15mm buttons

Difficulty:

Beginner

Gauge:

4.0 mm

16 stitches /10 rows= 11.5 cm/4.25 inch square in Dc

Stitches (US Version):

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet

Slst: Slip Stitch

Sc: Single crochet

Dc2tog: Double crochet two together

Flo: Front loops only

Blo: Back loops only

Pattern Notes:

Pattern Instructions:

Ch 54

Row 1: Skip 2 chains, Dc in the 3rd chain from the hook, Dc in each stitch across. 52

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7, 2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 10, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 14, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 10, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 7. 64 Dc

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Dc 9, 2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 14, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 18, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 14, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 9. 80 Dc

Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Dc 11, 2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 18, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 22, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 18, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 11. 96 Dc.

Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Dc 13, 2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 22, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 26, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 22, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 13. 112 Dc

Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Dc 15, 2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 26, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 30, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 26, 2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the next stitch, Dc 15. 128 Dc

Joining sleeves

Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Dc 17, Dc in the Ch 1 space, skip the next 30 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 1 space match evenly with the next Ch 1 space, Ch 1, Dc in the next Ch 1 Space, Dc in the next 34, Dc in the next Ch 1 space, skip the next 30 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 1 space match evenly with the next Ch 1 space, Ch 1, Dc in the next Ch 1 Space, Dc in the last 17 stitches. 74 stitches.

Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc in the first stitch,Dc in each stitch across, including the Ch 1 at both arm holes. 74 stitches.

Pleat

Row 9: Ch 2, turn. Dc 5, Dc 4 in Flo, Dc 4 in Blo of the same stitches,Dc 4 in Blo of the same stitches, Dc in the Blo of the next 4, Dc 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Dc 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Dc 11, Dc 4 in Flo, Dc 4 in Blo of the same stitches,Dc 4 in Blo of the same stitches, Dc in the Blo of the next 4, Dc 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Dc 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Dc 10, Dc 4 in Flo, Dc 4 in Blo of the same stitches,Dc 4 in Blo of the same stitches, Dc in the Blo of the next 4, Dc 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Dc 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Dc 11, Dc 4 in Flo, Dc 4 in Blo of the same stitches,Dc 4 in Blo of the same stitches, Dc in the Blo of the next 4, Dc 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Dc 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Dc 5. 138 Dc

Row 10: Ch 2, turn. Dc in the first stitch, Dc in each stitch across. 138 Dc

Rows 11-20: Repeat row 10

Row 21: Ch 1,turn. Sc in the first stitch,Sc in each stitch across. 138 Sc

Row 22: Ch 2, Dc in first stitch, slst in the next, repeat across row. Ch 1 and cut yarn.

Button Band

With the right side facing you, reattach yarn to the bottom right of the cardigan,

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 Sc on the side of the first and second row,mark stitch,2 Sc on the side of each Dc row all the way to the top. total 42 Sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, Sc in the first stitch, Sc in each stitch across. 42 Sc

Row 3: Repeat row 2. 42 Sc. Ch 1 and cut yarn

Buttonhole Band

With the right side facing you, reattach yarn to the top left of the cardigan,

Row 1: Ch 1, 2 Sc on the side of each of the Dc rows, 1 Sc on the side of the last two rows. 42 Sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first 3 stitches, *Ch 1, skip 1, Sc in the next 8 stitches* repeat 3 more times, Ch 1, skip 1, Sc in the 2 last stitches.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, Sc in the first stitch, Sc in each stitch across including the Ch 1 space. 42 Sc Ch 1 and cut yarn.

Sleeves

Reattach yarn to the Ch 1 made when joining the sleeves,

Round 1: Ch 2, Dc in the same stitch, 2 Dc on the side of the Dc next to it, Dc in the next 30 stitches, 2 Dc on the side of the next Dc, slst to the first stitch of the round. 35 Dc

Round 2: Ch 2, Dc2tog, Dc in each stitch around. Slst to the first stitch of the round. (34 Stitches)

Rounds 3-11: Repeat round 2. (25 stitches)

Round 12: Ch 2, Dc in each stitch around. Slst to the first stitch of the round. (25 stitches)

Round 13: Ch 1, Sc in each stitch around. Slst to the first stitch of the round. (25 stitches)

Rounds 14-15: Repeat round 13. Ch 1 and cut yarn.

Repeat instructions for second sleeve

Finishing

Sew buttons to the second row of the button band, make sure it aligns well with the button holes.

Weave in all ends

Finished Cardigan

UK VERSION

Materials:

4.0 mm crochet hook

Light worsted weight yarn – 2-3 (100g) balls

Stitch markers (Optional)

Yarn needle

5 pieces of 15mm buttons

Difficulty:

Beginner

Gauge:

4.0 mm

16 stitches /10 rows= 11.5 cm/4.25 inch square in Tr

Stitches (UK Version):

Ch: Chain

Tr: Treble Crochet

Slst: Slip Stitch

Dc: Double crochet

Tr2tog: Treble crochet two together

Flo: Front loops only

Blo: Back loops only

Pattern Notes:

Pattern Instructions:

Ch 54

Row 1: Skip 2 chains, Tr in the 3rd chain from the hook, Tr in each stitch across. 52

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Tr 7, 2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 10, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 14, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 10, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 7. 64 Tr

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Tr 9, 2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 14, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 18, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 14, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 9. 80 Tr

Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Tr 11, 2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 18, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 22, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 18, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 11. 96 Tr.

Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Tr 13, 2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 22, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 26, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 22, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 13. 112 Tr

Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Tr 15, 2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 26, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 30, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 26, 2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr all in the next stitch, Tr 15. 128 Tr

Joining sleeves

Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Tr 17, Tr in the Ch 1 space, skip the next 30 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 1 space match evenly with the next Ch 1 space, Ch 1, Tr in the next Ch 1 Space, Tr in the next 34, Tr in the next Ch 1 space, skip the next 30 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 1 space match evenly with the next Ch 1 space, Ch 1, Tr in the next Ch 1 Space, Tr in the last 17 stitches. 74 stitches.

Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Tr in the first stitch,Tr in each stitch across, including the Ch 1 at both arm holes. 74 stitches.

Pleat

Row 9: Ch 2, turn. Tr 5, Tr 4 in Flo, Tr 4 in Blo of the same stitches,Tr 4 in Blo of the same stitches, Tr in the Blo of the next 4, Tr 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Tr 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Tr 11, Tr 4 in Flo, Tr 4 in Blo of the same stitches,Tr 4 in Blo of the same stitches, Tr in the Blo of the next 4, Tr 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Tr 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Tr 10, Tr 4 in Flo, Tr 4 in Blo of the same stitches,Tr 4 in Blo of the same stitches, Tr in the Blo of the next 4, Tr 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Tr 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Tr 11, Tr 4 in Flo, Tr 4 in Blo of the same stitches,Tr 4 in Blo of the same stitches, Tr in the Blo of the next 4, Tr 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Tr 4 in Flo of the same stitches, Tr 5. 138 Tr

Row 10: Ch 2, turn. Tr in the first stitch, Tr in each stitch across. 138 Tr

Rows 11-20: Repeat row 10

Row 21: Ch 1,turn. Dc in the first stitch,Dc in each stitch across. 138 Dc

Row 22: Ch 2, Tr in first stitch, slst in the next, repeat across row. Ch 1 and cut yarn.

Button Band

With the right side facing you, reattach yarn to the bottom right of the cardigan,

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 Dc on the side of the first and second row,mark stitch,2 Dc on the side of each Tr row all the way to the top. total 42 Dc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, Dc in the first stitch, Dc in each stitch across. 42 Dc

Row 3: Repeat row 2. 42 Dc. Ch 1 and cut yarn

Buttonhole Band

With the right side facing you, reattach yarn to the top left of the cardigan,

Row 1: Ch 1, 2 Dc on the side of each of the Tr rows, 1 Dc on the side of the last two rows. 42 Dc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Dc in the first 3 stitches, *Ch 1, skip 1, Dc in the next 8 stitches* repeat 3 more times, Ch 1, skip 1, Dc in the 2 last stitches.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, Dc in the first stitch, Dc in each stitch across including the Ch 1 space. 42 Dc Ch 1 and cut yarn.

Sleeves

Reattach yarn to the Ch 1 made when joining the sleeves,

Round 1: Ch 2, Tr in the same stitch, 2 Tr on the side of the Tr next to it, Tr in the next 30 stitches, 2 Tr on the side of the next Tr, slst to the first stitch of the round. 35 Tr

Round 2: Ch 2, Tr2tog, Tr in each stitch around. Slst to the first stitch of the round. (34 Stitches)

Rounds 3-11: Repeat round 2. (25 stitches)

Round 12: Ch 2, Tr in each stitch around. Slst to the first stitch of the round. (25 stitches)

Round 13: Ch 1, Dc in each stitch around. Slst to the first stitch of the round. (25 stitches)

Rounds 14-15: Repeat round 13. Ch 1 and cut yarn.

Repeat instructions for second sleeve

Finishing

Sew buttons to the second row of the button band, make sure it aligns well with the button holes.

Weave in all ends

Finished Cardigan

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